Hasan Hujairi (1982) is a composer, sound artist, and independent researcher who divides his time between his native Bahrain and Seoul (South Korea). His sound art performances and installations build on his academic interest in Historiography and Ethnomusicology, which he presented in different venues in Seoul, Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, New York, Beirut, and Bahrain. Hasan participated in art residencies in the Korean National University of Arts (Seoul, South Korea), STEIM (Amsterdam), and the Red Bull Music Academy (London) for his activity in Sound Art and Music Composition.
Hasan's academic background includes a BSBA in Finance from Drake Univeristy (Iowa, USA), a Masters degree in Economic History/Historiography from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan), and Ethnomusicology research at the University of Exeter (Exeter, UK). He has in the past acted as curator at Al-Riwaq Art Space (Adliya, Bahrain) and has been involved in other independent art initiatives in Bahrain. He is currently pursuing his doctorate studies in Korean Traditional Music Composition at Seoul National University's College of Music. Hasan is also an accomplished oud player.
Banner image: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme, detail of The Zone, 2011, video installation, East Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Show 2011. Photograph by Issa Freij. Courtesy of Al-Ma'mal Foundation, Jerusalem.